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Ricci Poises Fire Houses In Snow Removal Plan

November 18th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ah, 60 degree weather in mid November and who’s thinking about snow? Public Facilities Director John Ricci. He realizes, with a reminder from his boss Mayor Joe Ganim, you’re really only as good as your last snow removal. So Ricci has noodled a new clearance strategy that adds fire to the ice.

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Carrolling A Career Of City Service

April 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Last week Mayor Joe Ganim offered a money-saving early retirement plan to about 100 eligible city employees: $15,000 lump sum and a year’s health benefits paid. Veteran city employee Charlie Carroll decided it was a good time to go, considering the mayor had shelved the parks chief position for the budget year starting July 1. […]

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Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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Ganim Stresses Teamwork In Transition Task Force Announcement

November 17th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim on Monday unveiled his 75-member transition team at the Bridgeport Public Library that includes a cross section from government, political, business community and professional services led by chairs University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, outgoing Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth. The transition team includes several committees scheduled to present […]

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Finch: Pleasure Beach To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of […]

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Attention City Employees, Election For Civil Service Commissioner

August 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hey, there’s another election going on and the deadline to vote is this Friday. The resignation of Willie McBride as the city employee representative on the Civil Service Commission has triggered a vote among city employees to replace him.

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach, Long Lines For Water Taxi But Most Say Worth The Wait

June 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch woke up Saturday morning, hopped a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, walked out to the water and took a dip. So did hundreds of others. Armed with picnic baskets, beach accoutrements and fishing gear, Pleasure Beach lovers waited in line for up to two hours along Seaview Avenue to board a water […]

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Poise Your Tennis Racquets In The Rock

June 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: As the summer heat brings more and more people outside to enjoy the outdoors, the City recently began the reconstruction of tennis courts at Ellsworth Park in the Black Rock neighborhood. This park improvement is part of the City’s Parks Master Plan, initiated by Mayor Bill Finch to create […]

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